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By James B. Reid (auth.), Dr. Anne D. Blonstein, Dr. Patrick J. King (eds.)

ISBN-10: 3709169895

ISBN-13: 9783709169896

ISBN-10: 3709174635

ISBN-13: 9783709174630

Biologists ask how the expansion, improvement and behavior of organisms occur, how those approaches are co-ordinated and the way they're regulated by way of the surroundings. at the present time the questions are phrased when it comes to the genes concerned, their constitution and the keep an eye on in their expression. Mutations (recognised by means of a transformation in phenotype) label genes and will be used to review gene constitution, gene functionality and the business enterprise of the genome. this is often "Genetics". research of phenotypes all the way down to the extent of the enzymes and structural proteins coded for through genes is "Biochemistry". it truly is self obvious that purely through learning phenotype ("Biochemistry") do we do "Ge­ netics" and that "Genetics" (perturbation of the phenotype) is the foremost to figuring out the "Biochemistry". There can absolutely be no higher argu­ ments for a extra holistic method of biology than the large output of data from microbial "Biochemical Genetics" and the more moderen revelations from "Molecular Genetic" reviews of improvement in Droso­ phila.

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The term 'physiological dwarf was coined to describe the situation in which dwarfness occurred in the light but not in the dark (see Jones, 1973) and was based on results with tall (Le) and dwarf (Ie) cultivars of peas (Lockhart, 1956). , 1984). Gaskin et al. (1985) recently reported that the shoots from a dark grown dwarf (Ie) cultivar of peas (cv. 9) contain similar levels of GAl to those from a tall (Le) cultivar (cv. Alaska) Gibberellin Mutants 25 and show similar elongation. Unfortunately, these cultivars are unrelated and differ in many other respects, including the levels of other GAs.

Koornneef borrow, 1984). In many cases, however, the role of ABA could not be established conclusively, mainly because of the inadequate experimental approaches. In addition, experiments examining the correlation between endogenous ABA levels and physiological effects, or those involving the exogenous application of ABA etc. never provide more than circumstantial evidence, and compartmentation as well as tissue- and time-specific differences in hormone sensitivity complicate the interpretation of results.

Reid, J. , Murfet, I. , Willis, C. , 1984: Internode length in Pisum. The Le gene controls the 3~-hydroxylation of gibberellin A 20 to gibberellin A j • Planta 160,455-463. Ingram, T. , Reid, J. , Potts, W. , Murfet, I. , 1983: Internode length in Pisum. IV. The effect of the Le gene on gibberellin metabolism. Physiol. Plant. 59,607-616. , 1982: Growth regulation of dark-grown dwarf barley coleoptile by the endogenous IAA content. Plant Cell Physiol. 23, 689-698. Jones, R. , 1973: Gibberellins: their physiological role.

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